By Trae Jacobs,
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Amazon’s Fire TV Cube has become one of the most popular streaming devices on the market and for good reason. This little machine can pretty much do it all! With voice operated controls through Alexa, more than one million options of TV shows, movies, games, and more, and to top it off, it’s the fastest and most high-tech streaming device available today. With all these amazing specs, you may be wondering if you can screen mirror on the Fire TV Cube?
Fire TV Cubes do allow screen mirroring. While there are a few specific devices that are not compatible, most newer smartphones, tablets, and laptops should cast easily. Simply enable mirroring with your Fire TV remote and ensure both the device and the Cube are connected to the same wireless network.
In this article, we will not only go through which devices are not compatible so you do not waste your time trying to connect them, and if you find your phone or laptop will work harmoniously with the Cube, we are going to step through the directions one click at a time so you can mirror your device to the Fire TV Cube in seconds!
Amazon has conveniently listed the exact devices and models that will never be able to mirror on the Fire TV Cube.
- IOS & MAC OS
- Android devices older than Android OS 4.2
- Android devices that do not support Miracast
- Windows devices that do not support Wireless Display
If you are not sure if your device falls into one of these categories, you can simply Google “does my [enter device make and model here] support Miracast/Wireless display” or “which IOS system does the [enter device make and model here] run on” to find out.
Another way to find out if your device will mirror on your Fire TV Cube is to simply try it out. To do so, you can follow the step-by-step instructions in the next section.
Whether you have established that your device can definitely mirror onto the Fire TV Cube, or you just want to give it a try, here’s what you need to do next.
- Ensure both the device you want to mirror and the Cube are connected to the same wireless network.
- Press the HOME button on your Fire remote.
- Navigate to the MIRRORING icon and click it once.
- You may need to enable mirroring on your device, to do so you will need to access the device settings and find the option to enable CASTING. (Because every phone, tablet, and laptop has different settings options, you can always Google “how to enable casting on my [device name here]” or some options are listed on this website.)
You should now see your gadget’s screen shown on your television through the Fire TV Cube!
While this should be an extremely easy setup if your appliance is compatible with the Fire TV Cube, it is most likely having trouble finding and connecting to the device itself as it is probably too far away from the Cube.
To fix this problem, you will need to ensure that the device you want to mirror is within 30 feet or ten meters of the Cube.
Another common problem users encounter is that the Fire TV Cube has not been enabled to allow mirroring. Luckily, this is an incredibly easy fix. Simply click the HOME button on the Fire remote and head over to the SETTINGS, and click the appropriate buttons to enable mirroring.
There’s also a slight chance you need to update the Cube itself, usually the machine will prompt you when it needs an update, but most of us select the “update later” option. The good news, it is always available in the settings section of your Cube’s menu.
Although it does depend on what type of device you are trying to screen mirror on your Fire TV Cube, you will most likely be able to do so in just a few simple steps.
If you followed the instructions above, and used the simple solutions provided to troubleshoot any problems, you are probably already happily mirroring your gadget to the Fire TV Cube.
Of course, if you are still having trouble, and you are sure that your device is compatible, you may have to reach out to Amazon for help.
One last quick tip for you, when you are ready to stop mirroring, all you need to do is press any button on your Fire remote.